This film is a beautiful, tragic, heartbreaking work of art. Whether or not all of the subject matter is true is beside the point. Jane Fonda should have collected her second Oscar for this poignant, moving film about two women and their lifelong relationship. Vanessa Redgrave became notorious (not to mention that she caused a scandal at the 1978 Oscar Awards with her "Zionist Hoodlum" Speech) for good reason. Her character is tragic and important. See this film if you cherish imtelligent, thought-provoking cinema. It is a fulfilling banquet; good to the last drop!